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IMPORTANT UPDATE - ADDITIONAL RECALL OF PEANUT BUTTER PRODUCTS

Posted Jan 20 2009 10:47am
Click on this link to find the complete and most up to date list of FDA Peanut Butter Recall Products. As of today many more companies have recalled products that contain peanut butter or peanut paste produced by the Peanut Corp. of America. In addition to the Kellogg Co. (including the Keebler, Austin and Famous Amos brands), other well-known food manufacturers, supermarket chains and mass merchandisers such as Walmart have pulled products off shelf they believe might pose a potential health threat to consumers. Several examples of these product recalls include, but are not limited to:

--Clif Bar & Co., of Berkeley, Calif. Clif and Luna brand bars made with peanut butter

--Larabar Peanut Butter Cookie snack bars

--Little Debbie Peanut Butter Toasty and Peanut Butter Cheese Sandwich Crackers

--Ready Pack Eating Right Kids Apples with Peanut Butter , which is manufactured by Safeway

To demonstrate the gravity of this situation, Kellogg Co., who late last week voluntarily recalled their popular brands of Austin and Keebler peanut butter crackers, has confirmed that the salmonella bacteria was found in a single package of one of its recalled Austin peanut butter crackers.

As stated in my earlier post, it is believed that nationally branded jarred peanut butter is safe, but for the time-being it is best to keep you and especially your children away from crackers, cookies, snack bars, energy bars, in-store baked goods and ice cream made with peanut butter or peanut butter paste until this health-scare is resolved.

Again, for a more comprehensive list of recalled peanut butter products click on the link above.

Especially given the popularity of many of these products among our children, please let us work together as a community of voices to get the word out to family and friends about this important product recall.


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